Patricia “Pat” Gibbs Henderson

January 7, 1942 - November 19, 2013
Patricia “Pat” Gibbs Henderson

Patricia ìPatî G. Henderson, 71, of Hendersonville passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2013 after a period of declining health.

Born in Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Learlean Gibbs. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Ronnie Gibbs.

Pat lived in Henderson County most of her life and retired from GE. She was a familiar face to many during her years at the Dixie diner and the family thanks the staff and patrons for their kindness and support. She was a longtime volunteer with Mainstay and a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church.

Pat is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charles Richard Henderson of Hendersonville; three children, Kerry Spachman and husband, Jim, of Hendersonville; Debra Henderson of Charlotte; and Ross Henderson of Hendersonville; brothers and sisters, Lib Giza and husband, Ron, of Charleston, SC; Bill Gibbs and wife, Minnie Jean; Judy Walden, all of Hendersonville; Susie Miller and husband, Jim, of Charleston, SC; Tommy Gibbs and wife, Dorothy, of Ft. Myers, FL; Vickey Kline of Guthrie, OK; Barbara Gibbs of Tampa, FL; and Jeff Gibbs and wife, Julie, of Ft. Myers, FL; grandchildren, Jordan Berger and husband, Tyler, of Fletcher, William Totten of Winston-Salem, McKenna Spachman and Jarrett Spachman of Hendersonville; great-grandchildren, Caleb Berger of Fletcher and great-grandson due in April; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, November 23, 2013 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6 ñ 8 PM Friday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

The family wishes to offer special thanks to the staff at Regency Hospital of Greenville, SC.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. James Caserio for his time, compassion and dedication.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 514 Daniels St., #109, Raleigh, NC 27605, and/or the COPD Foundation ( www.copdfoundation.org ) .

Words are inadequate to describe how much she will be missed. She was an amazingly generous wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and ësisterlyí.


Service

Saturday, November 23, 2013
12:00 AM

Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • November 20, 2013
    Dawn Zimmerman Bert says:
    The family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. She was such a wonderful woman and always made me feel like family. I know she will be missed by many.

  • November 20, 2013
    Leigh Swain says:
    My prayers are with all the family during this time of sorrow. Pat was a loving woman who would always be there for you. Heaven received an Angel who will be us forever. Love to all the family.

  • November 21, 2013
    Karen Tucker says:
    in the 1 1/2 years i have worked with Kerry and Jordan, i was lucky enough to meet Pat on several occasions. She was a spit-fire, with a sweet soul and a heart of gold. My deepest condolensces to her family for their loss. Heaven must have been missing an angel, because He chose the best one. RIP Pat! *hugs*

  • November 21, 2013
    Alton Connor says:
    Kerry and family ~ My heart goes out to you in the passing of your Mom! I know you will miss her so much, but take comfort in knowing that all of her pain and suffering are finally over and that she is healed now and at Home in the presence of the Lord. May God bless, comfort and strengthen each of you in these days and weeks ahead! With my love, thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy ~ Alton

  • November 21, 2013
    gloria collins says:
    Pat was a "shining bright light" that shone on all of who knew and loved her. Pat is finally at her Heavenly Home and her light will continue to shine forever. I miss you my dear friend and look forward to seeing you again. Love, Gloria Collins